Project Planning: The earlier in the process you bring me in, the more help I can provide in devising the best vehicle for achieving your goals within your timeline and budget. I think, therefore I plan.
Design Development: This is the fun part—coming up with the overall look and feel for your project. It starts with a goal, generates ideas, follows a sometimes twisting path of research and experimentation, then alights on a design with practical applications.
Document Layout and Formatting: For longer documents and multi-part projects, coming up with the design is just the first stage. Applying that design to over 200 pages or to all the materials needed for an event is the next.
Production Management: Will it be printed? I can prepare the specifications and get quotes from reliable vendors. Then I prepare the files so they’re what the printer needs, avoiding hassles on press and unexpected costs to you. All of my clients pay the printer directly, so there are no designer mark-ups or taxes (for tax-exempt organizations).
Websites: For simpler sites, I can take you from initial design through launch and maintenance. I am not, however, an expert programmer, so those looking to build elaborate websites (using PHP, ASP, SQL and other acronyms) would be better served by firms with advanced programming capabilities. To get an idea of the types of sites I can do, well, you're looking at one, and you can see more in my portfolio.
Illustration: Sometimes the picture that's worth a thousand words is an illustration, either created from scratch or based on a photograph. Unless noted as stock, all the illustrations in my portfolio are my own.
Writing/Editing: I've been writing a lot longer than I've been designing. If you need help drafting or revising text, I can do that too.
Email Communications: I've been spending a lot of time in Constant Contact lately. If you're struggling with your enewsletters, email campaigns, eblasts and other e-communications, I can help.
When you hire me, I do all the work. I'm a one woman shop and, unlike bigger firms, do not delegate the, um, less exciting tasks to subordinates. Except for my CCO (Chief Canine Officer), in charge of security and shedding.